Identifying former injecting drug users infected with hepatitis C: an evaluation of a general practice-based case-finding intervention

B.L. Cullen, Sharon Hutchinson, S.O. Cameron, E. Anderson, S. Ahmed, E. Spence, P.R. Mills, R.P. Mandeville, E. Forrest, M. Washington, R. Wong, R. Fox, David J. Goldberg

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Abstract

In Scotland, a general practice-based case-finding initiative, to diagnose and refer hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronically infected former injecting drug users (IDUs), was evaluated. Testing was offered in eight Glasgow general practices in areas of high deprivation and high HCV and IDU prevalence to attendees aged 30–54 years with a history of IDU. Test uptake and diagnosis rates were compared with those in eight demographically similar control practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-23
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Public Health
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • injecting drug use
  • hepatitis C
  • diagnosis rates

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Cullen, B.L. ; Hutchinson, Sharon ; Cameron, S.O. ; Anderson, E. ; Ahmed, S. ; Spence, E. ; Mills, P.R. ; Mandeville, R.P. ; Forrest, E. ; Washington, M. ; Wong, R. ; Fox, R. ; Goldberg, David J. / Identifying former injecting drug users infected with hepatitis C: an evaluation of a general practice-based case-finding intervention. In: Journal of Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 14-23.
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